The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) was established in 1997 as a nursing forum for respiratory nurse specialists

 

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ARNS exists to champion the specialty respiratory nursing community, promote excellence in practice, and influence respiratory health policy

 

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ARNS also works to influence the direction of respiratory nursing care

 

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Inspiring, Leading, Empowering

Rebecca Sherington
Matthew Hodson (Chair of ARNS)

As the Chair, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS). Our 1000+ membership is growing and members benefit from an informed and engaged support network, best practice sharing, research collaboration, regular emails and news, protocols and tools for practice, courses and conferences and access to educational bursaries. We also provide regular content and commentary, not only on our website but also through our Twitter (@ARNS_UK) and Facebook Profiles.

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The 2017 ARNS Annual Conference is on 5th & 6th May 2017

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Educational Bursaries from ARNS

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Jobs / Vacancies

Find out about the latest respiratory nursing job vacancies here

Courses

Courses

Courses in COPD and short courses run by the British Thoracic Society

Latest from ARNS

News & Conference Updates

New guidance launched to help combat malnutrition in patients with COPD

A new practical guide ‘Managing Malnutrition in COPD’ has been launched to assist healthcare professionals in identifying and managing people with COPD who are at risk of disease-related malnutrition and includes a pathway for the appropriate use of Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) to support community healthcare professionals.

ARNS Florence Nightingale Travel Scholarship 2016-17 now open

The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists and the Florence Nightingale Foundation have launched a scholarship of up to £3000 to benefit nurses working within the UK in respiratory services to travel in the UK and/or overseas to visit and learn from identifying best practice to bring back to improve patient care in the UK.

ARNS and RCN joint response to new BLF Report

The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have today responded to the publication of The Battle for Breath: the Impact of Lung Disease in the UK, from the British Lung Foundation.

ARNS on Facebook & Twitter

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Fantastic #ARNS twitter chat tonight on What you should know about Oxygen. 

If you want to see what was discussed have a look at http://bit.ly/1Qmghfj for more details

Fantastic #ARNS twitter chat tonight on "What you should know about Oxygen".

If you want to see what was discussed have a look at bit.ly/1Qmghfj for more details
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Tomorrow night at 8pm we have our next #ARNS Twitter chat.

We are very pleased to be joined by Jo Hobbs who is an expert in all things oxygen and the discussion will be "What you need to know about oxygen therapy".

Hope you can join us!

Follow the hashtag #ARNS so you can catch up with the discussion.
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Join ARNS today!

If you would like to join ARNS, we would love to hear from you. There is currently no membership fee for joining, but we require you to complete an application form. ARNS welcomes all nurses currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), who have a post-basic qualification in at least one aspect of respiratory care. Associate membership is offered to allied health professionals as well as those working in a non-clinical environment.

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